POLICIES

The information on this website (www.friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org) is presented by the Friendship Bench (FB) for the purpose of disseminating information to the public.

FB monitors the information available on this website and updates the information. FB makes every effort to ensure that the material on this website is accurate and up-to-date, you should exercise your own independent skill and judgement before you rely on it.  This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. FB is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material posted on the website (including, without limitation, third party information).

Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

In some cases the material on this website may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties or comprise material contributed by third parties (‘third party material’). Such third party material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of FB, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. FB makes no representation or warranty about  the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any third party information.

You obtain access to this website at your own risk and FB accepts no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage or disruption to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website. FB is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material posted on the website (including, without limitation, third party information). You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ to obtain access to this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on our website (www.friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org), social media, or in written form including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, video or audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to Friendship Bench Zimbabwe and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part without Friendship Bench Zimbabwe written consent, user may make temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as is necessary to browse the website, and the user may make one permanent copy of each page of the website, brochure or booklet to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of Friendship Bench Zimbabwe.

 

Once written consent is given in the form of a signed permission agreement, the following restrictions apply:

 

  • The content may be used for informational, non-commercial purposes only

  • Any copy of content or portion thereof must include Friendship Bench Zimbabwe's cite line as “copyrighted and published by Friendship Bench Zimbabwe, no part of this document may be reproduced without written consent”

  • Friendship Bench Zimbabwe has the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use must be discontinued upon notice from Friendship Bench Zimbabwe

All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Friendship Bench Zimbabwe (FB) on or by the services offered or otherwise submitted or offered in connection with your use of our services (collectively, “Comments”) shall be and remain FB’s property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to FB interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. FB is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.

You agree that none of the Comments submitted by you to the services will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that none of the Comments submitted by you to the services will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, FB shall have the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any Comments for any or no reason in our sole discretion.

  • Take any action with respect to any Comments that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such Comment violates the Terms of Use, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the services or the public or could create liability for FB

  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the services.

  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the services for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use.

However, we cannot review all material before it is posted on the services, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

We have a number of social media accounts, which currently includes Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (collectively known as our Pages). All content on our Pages is subject to individual terms of use as outlined by each social media provider. By interacting with our Pages, you agree to be bound by the terms of use of the relevant social media provider.

In this policy (the “Privacy Policy”) Friendship Bench Zimbabwe (FB) describes our privacy practices with regard to information we collect through www.friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org and affiliated social media sites linked to FB (collectively, the “Site”), to help you make informed decisions about how you share information when you visit or use the site.

 

Information You May Choose to Provide to Us

We may collect information, including personal data, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. For example, you may provide us with your name and contact information (such as an email address), date of birth, or other details of that nature, when you visit the website and Contact Us service.

You also may choose to provide personal data about yourself when you participate in forums or discussions on the Site. Please be aware that information you post in these forums may be viewed or captured by anyone who visits the Site, therefore you should avoid posting sensitive personal data that you would not want to be available to the public, this includes social media.

Information That Is Automatically Collected When You Visit Friendship Bench Zimbabwe

When you access the Site, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. The information collected automatically when you visit the Site may include your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Site, unique device identifiers, clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path you take as you browse the Site). We or our third-party partners may combine information that each of us collects automatically with other information about you, including information you choose to provide.

Cookies are small files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. This Site may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies and Flash cookies), as well as other types of local storage. 

 

We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the Site, to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the Site.

 

Companies that provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins that may appear on the Site (for example, Facebook “Like” buttons), also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information collection is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers.

 

How We May Use Information We Collect

We may use the information gathered on the Sites for various purposes, including the purposes listed below. For example, if you were to contact us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email address you provided to respond to your inquiry. In addition, we use information we collect from you and through the Site to:

  • Provide products and services you request (such as when you sign up to receive our email newsletters);

  • Respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support;

  • Offer you products and services via marketing communications, or direct you to portions of this Site or other websites, that we believe may interest you;

  • Communicate about, and administer your participation in, events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions;

  • Carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include developing new features for the Site; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Site; assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications);

  • Perform data analytics regarding usage of the Site (including market and customer research, trend analysis, and anonymization of personal data);

  • Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities; and

  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies.

 

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data you provide against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. That said, it is not possible to guarantee the security of information transmitted online, and you assume some risk with regard to the security of information you provide through any website, including this Site. 

 

Links From FB to Other Websites

On this Site we may provide links to other websites that are controlled by third parties. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content, usage terms, or privacy policies of websites that we do not own or control.

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